Magnum and Larger Format Decanters
It is acknowledged that wine, bottled and stored in large bottles keep for longer and that the process of maturation can be significantly improved. Antique decanters of magnum (two-bottle) capacity are not often seen, while larger formats are increasingly rare.
A decanter or carafe (a decanter which never had a stopper) of 4-bottle capacity is a double magnum and there is a variety of names for even larger bottles, although these are so rare that they may be discounted in this context.
Antique magnum decanters are seldom seen, and double magnums are considerably rarer. There are a... Date: c.1800
Price: UK customers £4,850, US customers $5,820, Euro customers €5,580, Australian customers $7,760
This is a fine and very rare decanter made at the very beginning of the... Date: c.1805
Price: UK customers £1,950, US customers $2,340, Euro customers €2,245, Australian customers $3,120
The taper decanter as a form is as simple as it comes; it is also... Date: c.1780
Price: UK customers £685, US customers $820, Euro customers €790, Australian customers $1,095
This impressive decanter was probably made in northern France, more specifically, Normandy, although its 'Frenchness'... Date: c.1820-50
Price: UK customers £450, US customers $540, Euro customers €520, Australian customers $720
At first sight this is clearly a large decanter, but the fact that it will... Date: c.1870
Price: UK customers £220, US customers $265, Euro customers €255, Australian customers $350
Large numbers of outsize carafes and decanters were made in Northern France for cider, particularly... Date: c.1870
Price: UK customers £385, US customers $460, Euro customers €445, Australian customers $615